The United States faces an unprecedented shortage of healthcare professionals. Registered Nurses are in high demand but the hole in our health care system is getting deeper.
Demand for registered nurses is at an all-time high, but the nursing workforce is aging and preparing to move into retirement. At the same time, fewer students are enrolling in nursing programs, as well as related programs like Master Public Health. For those students looking for the right career move, nursing could be the right way to go. One of the things that many have failed to realize is that nursing is a recession proof job. How so? Well, take for example, in the recent recession the healthcare industry stood alone adding more than 428,000 plus jobs over an 18 month period. It is projected that 581,500 more registered nurses will be required by 2018 which clearly shows there is a demand. [Read more…]